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Welcome to the UBC Press virtual exhibit for the Law and Society Association 2021 conference. Here you will find a selection of new and forthcoming publications, many touch on the conference theme: Crisis, Healing, Re-imaging. We are extending a 30% discount on both print and digital versions of all of our law books until June 7th.  We invite you to browse through our publications and bring forward your questions or proposals to our senior editor, Randy Schmidt. Enjoy the conference. 

Recent and Forthcoming Books
The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada

The Laws and the Land, an original and impassioned account of the history of the relationship between Canada and Kahnawà:ke, reveals the clash of settler and Indigenous legal traditions and the imposition of settler colonial law on Indigenous peoples and land.

Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894-1937

Debt and Federalism is the first complete account of the Canadian federal bankruptcy and insolvency power, showing how four landmark cases form the bedrock of the modern bankruptcy system.

R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

No Legal Way Out tells the story of one woman who felt trapped in an abusive relationship – and in a system that gave her no way to escape.

Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada

Reconciling Truths is a forthright examination of commissions of inquiry that demonstrates the need for astute leadership and an engaging process if they are to lead to meaningful change.

The Law and Politics of Cabinet Secrecy

Behind Closed Doors asks – and answers – whether the doctrine of Cabinet secrecy still has a role in the Westminster parliamentary system.

Moral, Legal, and Policy Considerations

Assisted Suicide in Canada provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to this vitally important topic of ongoing public debate.

Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.

Community Programs for Criminalized Women

Do community programs offer an effective alternative to imprisonment for women within the criminal justice system? A Better Justice? sets out the case.

The Cost and Value of Accessing Law

Based on innovative recent empirical research, The Justice Crisis assesses what is and isn’t working in efforts to improve access to civil and family justice in Canada.

Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

Bead by Bead lays bare the failure of judicial doctrine and government policy to address Métis rights, and offers constructive insights on ways to advance reconciliation.

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

Women, Film, and Law questions the criminalization of women through an engaging exploration of the women-in-prison film genre.

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

Insights from Indonesia

Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality uses diverse empirical approaches to reveal the sometimes unexpected effects of trade and globalization on poverty and inequality.

You can find our selection of titles in law or browse all books in this subject area published by us and the publishers we represent in Canada.

For Canadian orders, receive a conference discount of 30% off all of our law books, both print and digital versions. Free shipping is available in Canada on print book orders over $40.00. Use Coupon Code: LSA2021 at checkout.

For U.S. orders, visit press.uchicago.edu/cdc.html and receive a 30% conference discount on print books. Use discount code UBCLAW30 at the checkout.

Offers expire on June 7th.

For all orders outside of North America, please visit our ordering information page for further details.

Let's get your manuscript published!

Are you working on a book manuscript? Thinking about revising your dissertation for publication? Or do you have questions about publishing? Randy Schmidt, Senior Editor, would like to learn about your new projects and chat about the possibility of publishing in our diverse and rapidly growing law list. Please feel free to email him at anytime at schmidt@ubcpress.ca to submit a proposal or set up a time to talk.

Examination and Desk Copies
Looking for a course book? You can request an examination copy by completing our online exam copy order form. If you have any questions please contact Liz Hudson at hudson@ubcpress.ca.
Review Copies
Are you a book review editor? Did you find something that has review potential for your journal? Contact Kerry Kilmartin, publicist, at kilmartin@ubcpress.ca.
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